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  1. 1. Let It Be - The Beatles (1970) 2. American Beauty - Grateful Dead (1970) 3. Déjà Vu - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1970) 4. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973) 5. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (1977) 6. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin (1971) 7. Pearl - Janis Joplin (1971) 8. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek and the Dominos (1970) 9. Live Rust - Neil Young & Crazy Horse (1979) 10. Mad Dogs and Englishmen - Joe Cocker (1970) I could have easily done 20! Dylan, The Who, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, The Allmans, James Taylor, etc. etc. etc.
  2. by Clark Collis at EW.com Funkadelic and Parliament guitarist Garry “Starchild†Shider died yesterday at his home in Upper Marlboro, Md, according to the AP. In March, the longtime sideman of funk legend George Clinton was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer. Shider first recorded with Clinton on the 1971 Funkadelic album Maggot Brain and his playing, singing, and writing were crucial to the development of Clinton’s “P-Funk†sound. Among the songs co-penned by the guitarist was the classic Funkadelic cut “One Nation Under A Groove.†Shider also cut a colorful figure onstage thanks to his habit of wearing a diaper. “George said, ‘Put a diaper on,’ and it was comfortable,†he recalled earlier this year. “I’ve been wearing it ever since.†George Clinton’s official web site has paid tribute to the guitarist with the message, “Thank you Garry for all you have done, Forever funkin’ on!â€
  3. American Beauty ~ Grateful Dead 1. "Box of Rain" (Robert Hunter, Phil Lesh) – 5:18 2. "Friend of the Devil" (Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, Hunter) – 3:24 3. "Sugar Magnolia" (Bob Weir, Hunter) – 3:19 4. "Operator" (Ron McKernan) – 2:25 5. "Candyman" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:14 6. "Ripple" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:09 7. "Brokedown Palace" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:09 8. "Till the Morning Comes" (Garcia, Hunter) – 3:08 9. "Attics of My Life" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:12 10. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 5:03 Déjà Vu ~ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 1. "Carry On" (Stephen Stills) – 4:26 2. "Teach Your Children" (Nash) – 2:53 3. "Almost Cut My Hair" (Crosby) – 4:31 4. "Helpless" (Young) – 3:33 5. "Woodstock" (Joni Mitchell) – 3:54 6. "Déjà Vu" (Crosby) – 4:12 7. "Our House" (Nash) – 2:59 8. "4 + 20" (Stills) – 2:04 9. "Country Girl" ("Whiskey Boot Hill," "Down, Down, Down," "Country Girl (I Think You're Pretty)") (Young) – 5:11 10. "Everybody I Love You" (Stills, Young) – 2:21
  4. Lost reenacted by cats in about a minute.
  5. Crazy Claire - Crazy Wig = Crazy Crystal And yeah, I don't regret Lost a bit. But staying up another couple hours to watch that idiot was just missed sleep that I'm never going to get back.
  6. Hey, Peachy I thought it only fitting that I come back and post a few thoughts. After all, I did start the thread way back in the day. Really odd that we started it by talking about Henry Gale! And sorry to disappear for so long. Smokey made me do it...just call me Crazy Claire
  7. It may be the last time, too
  8. Saw that. Loved the beginning when Matthew Fox came out w/tears in his eyes. Made me get all weepy again. But he said it was the first time he'd seen the finale
  9. I absolutely loved it. Seeing a lot of "meh" from my FB friends. I think some people expected to have all, or many, or their questions answered. But that's just not how life works. Most of the time you have to make up the answers as you go. And really, who cares if Damon & Carlton were making it up as they went along or if they actually had a plan. As far as I'm concerned, they made it work and I walked away satisfied. It really was beautiful.
  10. It hit the AP yesterday, so you may have heard: a handful of members from The Willie Nelson Family were cited before a concert in North Carolina. The charges were for misdemeanor possession of moonshine and marijuana. They were charged and released, but the concert was canceled due to pain in Willie Nelson’s hand from carpal tunnel syndrome. Now, before you go thinking the reason for cancellation was merely an excuse, let me tell you a few things I personally know about CTS. Stress can cause intense flare-ups: for me it tightens the shoulders and neck. And of course it’s all connected. In fact, in severe CTS your shoulders and neck will sometimes hurt. Willie did have surgery on his hand a few years back. However, from my own research I have learned that carpal tunnel surgery can be successful only at first. In some cases the symptoms do come back. Additionally, studies have shown marijuana use has benefits for those with neuropathic pain, like carpal tunnel syndrome….and medicinal marijuana is legal in the state of Hawaii, where Nelson has a home. To the fans in North Carolina and the surrounding states, I want to express my sympathy. Some of you missed an evening of music with an American musical con, along with his closest family and friends. But all North Carolinians have had their tax dollars spent rather irresponsibly by law enforcement officials who were picking on an easy target. Even though he’s a decade younger, Willie is about as dangerous as my dear old grandma. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time The Willie Nelson Family has been the target of overzealous law enforcement. The Honeysuckle Rose IV was stopped and searched in Louisiana in 2006. At that time Willie, his sister Bobbie Nelson, and three of the crew were issued citations. Just last month near El Paso, they were stopped by Border Patrol. The bus was emptied and its inhabitants waited in the cold for hours while it was searched. In this writer’s opinion, that was a waste of the tax money of all Americans. If nothing else, I hope publicity from these run-ins will garner attention for marijuana decriminalization. Prohibition didn’t work in the last century for alcohol and it doesn’t work now for cannabis. Not only is it futile, but enforcing laws against marijuana is extremely costly. Local and federal governments are spending money when they could instead be making more for our currently flailing economy through cannabis decriminalization combined with taxation. The road is Willie’s true home and continued harassment will not force him to retire. I think if it came right down to it, he would simply choose to tour those 14 states where medicinal marijuana use is allowed. That might mobilize his fans in the other 36 states to do something. If Willie didn’t feel safe in my home state due to its marijuana laws, I would be inspired to do whatever it took to promote change in those laws. And I would also travel to see him in nearby states where he could safely perform, supporting their local economy rather than my own. We should all take the initiative now and start doing what is within our power to put an end to archaic laws that are doing more harm than good. I haven’t yet addressed the moonshine. Personal possession of homemade alcohol is not illegal in all states, and where laws do exist it is mainly because it is “non-tax paid,†as has been the reported issue in this particular case. My theory is that the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) officers seized the moonshine because they were grasping at straws when their hopes of a bigger bust were thwarted. But they probably didn’t realize that Willie is a longtime advocate of green fuels. Did the ALE confiscate a quart jar of hooch that was really intended as ethanol biofuel for the van? (My tongue is firmly in cheek. Laugh if you can, or just ignore the attempt at a joke and keep reading). God Bless Willie. I’m a young ‘un compared to him and can’t imagine being on the road, jamming nearly every night. It would wear me out fast, and I can’t image what picking a guitar would do to the CTS in my arms. I hope Willie Nelson and Family find time to relax and recuperate on their first 2010 road break, which starts today. And if marijuana helps cure their stress and pain, then far be it from me or anyone else to criticize their use of it. For more information on marijuana law reform, and to contact the lawmakers in your state, please visit http://norml.org
  11. Shannon! I've lost you on fb, so here ya go:
  12. 1. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix 2. Alive - Pearl Jam 3. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison 4. Take It Easy - The Eagles 5. American Pie - Don McLean 6. For What It’s Worth - Buffalo Springfield 7. Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin 8. Breakdown - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 9. Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum 10. Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
  13. Redneck Woman ~ Gretchen Wilson (mentions she knows every Charlie Daniels, Tanya Tucker and Bocephus song at separate points) Tim McGraw ~ Taylor Swift (“when you think Tim McGraw, I hope you think my favorite songâ€) 4th of July ~ Shooter Jennings “We sang Stranglehold to the stereo Couldn't take no more of that rock n roll So we put on a little George Jones and just sang along†David Allan Coe ~ The Ride (“you don’t have to call me mister, Mister: the whole world calls me Hank“) and You Never Even Call Me By My Name: Well, you don't have to call me Waylon Jennings And you don't have to call me Charley Pride And you don't have to call me Merle Haggard, anymore. Even though you're on my fightin' side. Also, he has Willie, Waylon and Me: I'd heard The Burritos out in California could fly higher than The Byrds Roger McQuinn had a 12 string guitar. It was like nothing I'd ever heard And The Eagles flew in from the west coast Like The Byrds they were trying to be free While in Texas the talk turned to Outlaws Like Willie and Waylon and me. Hey! Well that somewhere Texas music is in the make And we've been making music that is free Doing one night stands and playing with our bands Willie, Waylon and me They say The Beatles were just the beginning of everything music could be Just like The Stones I was rolling alone Like a ship lost out on the sea And Joplin would die for the future And Dylan would write poetry And in Texas the talk turned to Outlaws Like Willie and Waylon and me Hey! My name is David Allen Coe and I'm from Dallas Texas. They say Texas music is in the make And we've been making music that is free Doing one night stands and playing with our bands Willie, Waylon and me I'd heard The Burritos out in California could fly higher than The Byrds Roger McQuinn had a 12 string guitar. It was like nothing I'd ever heard And The Eagles flew in from the west coast Like The Byrds they were trying to be free While in Texas the talk turned to Outlaws Like Willie and Waylon and me.
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